Famous Birthdays on 1st May

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  • 1218 John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
  • 1218 Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
  • 1238 Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)
  • 1285 Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
  • 1545 Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist
  • 1567 Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter
  • 1577 Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer
  • 1582 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
  • 1592 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionaries/astronomer
  • 1594 John Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
  • 1672 Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)
  • 1692 -31? James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770) born during this month
  • 1735 John H van Kinsbergen, Dutch lt-admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corp

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1738 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819), born in Kohala, Hawaii (d. 1819)

King of Hawaii Kamehameha I
King of Hawaii
Kamehameha I
  • 1759 Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
  • 1764 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, engineer/architect (built Capitol)
  • 1764 Gottfried Rieger, composer

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1769 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 1771 George Guest, composer
  • 1775 Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer
  • 1800 Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • 1804 Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
  • 1807 John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1818 Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet
  • 1819 William Steele, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1825 George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
  • 1829 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
  • 1830 Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, US reformer and labor organizer
  • 1831 Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (d. 1903)
  • 1835 Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie, Brig Gen (Union volunteers)
  • 1839 Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
  • 1850 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
  • 1851 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • 1852 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)

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1852 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Princeton, Missouri (d. 1903)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
  • 1855 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1858 Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer
  • 1859 Bohuslav Jeremias, composer
  • 1859 Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
  • 1872 Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)
  • 1874 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter , born in Rome, Italy
  • 1880 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • 1881 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist
  • 1884 Felipe Boero, composer
  • 1884 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • 1887 Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)
  • 1892 Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
  • 1895 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer 1946), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1896 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • 1896 Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  • 1896 J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Eugene R Black, US, Pres of World Bank (1953-62)
  • 1900 Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • 1901 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • 1905 Leila Hyams, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905 Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
  • 1905 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1906 Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
  • 1907 Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
  • 1907 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1908 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • 1909 Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice
  • 1909 George Melachrino, composer
  • 1909 Janis Ritsos, writer
  • 1909 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet
  • 1910 Cliff Battles, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1912 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
  • 1912 Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • 1912 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • 1913 Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
  • 1913 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
  • 1916 Jane Jacobs, Scranton, Pa, urbanologist
  • 1917 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
  • 1917 John Beradino, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
  • 1917 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Khislavichi, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1919 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • 1919 Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
  • 1921 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1921 Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
  • 1923 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Earl George, composer
  • 1924 Enrico Josif, composer
  • 1924 Patricia Roberts Harris, 1st US African American woman cabinet member
  • 1924 Terry Southern, writer
  • 1925 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)
  • 1925 Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
  • 1925 Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • 1927 Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1927 Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
  • 1927 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1927 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • 1927 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • 1928 Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)
  • 1928 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Sonny Ramadhin, cricket spin bowler (great WI)
  • 1930 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1930 Ollie Matson, NFL halfback (Cardinals, Rams, Lions, Eagles)
  • 1930 Richard Riordan, mayor of Los Angeles (R, 1993-2001), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
  • 1934 Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
  • 1935 Ann Robinson, American actress
  • 1937 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
  • 1937 Una Stubbs, English actress
  • 1939 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington

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1939 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1939 Ray Aranha, actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1940 Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • 1941 Barbara Barendrecht, [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • 1941 Juraj Hatrick, composer
  • 1942 Stephen Macht, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 Joy Harmon, actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Rita Coolidge, Nashville Tn, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)
  • 1944 Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • 1946 Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
  • 1946 Jerry Weiss, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
  • 1946 Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
  • 1946 Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1946 John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • 1947 Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
  • 1947 Ghulam Abbas, cricketer (scored 12 & 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967)
  • 1947 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1947 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • 1948 James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
  • 1949 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1949 Margo Miller, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1949 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1949 Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
  • 1950 Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
  • 1950 Dann Florek, American actor
  • 1950 Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer
  • 1951 Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
  • 1951 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • 1953 Elquemedo Willett, cricketer (WI lefty spinner early 70's)
  • 1953 Felix Hanemann, rocker (Zebra)
  • 1953 Mindy Moore, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1954 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1954 Ray Parker Jr, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Taslim Arif, cricketer (Pakistani keeper/batsman, 210 v Aust 1980)
  • 1954 Joel Rosenberg, science fiction author
  • 1955 Julien Wiener, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
  • 1955 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • 1956 Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
  • 1957 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • 1957 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Rick Darling, cricketer (accident-prone/dashing Aussie opener 1978-79)
  • 1957 Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
  • 1957 Ko Otani, Japanese composer
  • 1959 Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1959 Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
  • 1960 Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Charlie O'Brien, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1961 Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)
  • 1961 Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court
  • 1962 Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962 Paula Weishoff, volleyballer (Oly-Sil-84, br-92, 96), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1962 Reggie Pleasant, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1963 Robert Seguso, Minneapolis MN, tennis star
  • 1964 Carlos Aalbers, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • 1964 Ruth Picardie, journalist
  • 1964 Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
  • 1965 Jon Warren, 1.5k runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1966 Armando Reynoso, San Luis Potosi Mexico, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1966 Charlie Schlatter, actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Johnny Colt, Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes)
  • 1966 Mark Coogan, Manhaset NY, marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Olaf Thon, German football player
  • 1967 Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)
  • 1967 Marvcus Patton, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967 Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)
  • 1967 Tawni Cable, Salem Oregon, playmate (June 1989)
  • 1967 Yael Arad, Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
  • 1967 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1968 Anton Scheutjens, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1968 Lisa Campbell, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Mark Scott, Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • 1968 Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder
  • 1968 Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
  • 1968 Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • 1968 D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  • 1969 Billy Owens, NBA forward/guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1969 Bryan Marchment, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1969 Carrie Stevens, playmate (June 1997), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1969 Wes Anderson, American director and writer
  • 1970 Alex Van Pelt, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Allen DeGraffenreid, WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Alundis Brice, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970 Damon Diletti, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • 1971 Ethan Albright, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)